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Official Selection

MY HEART CAN'T BEAT UNLESS YOU TELL IT TO

Year 2020
Runtime 90 mins
Language English
Canadian Premiere
Streaming Information
  • In-Cinema Only

Preceded by the short film: SHEEP RIVER


Dwight (Patrick Fugit, FIRST MAN) and Jessie (Ingrid Sophie Schram) find themselves at odds over care for their sickly younger brother Thomas (Owen Campbell), who only lives off human blood. Leaving a trail of corpses in their wake, Dwight wrestles with the reality of what it takes to keep his brother alive. He befriends Pam (Katie Preston), a local sex worker, paying her for conversations and pining for a life outside of his cyclical nightmare. As Dwight begins to distance himself from his family, the relentless Jessie will do whatever it takes to keep him home.

Countries

United States
Awards
Special Jury Mention, Best Cinematography - Tribeca Film Festival 2020
Festivals
Tribeca Film Festival 2020
Director
Jonathan Cuartas
Producer
Patrick Fugit, Kenny Riches, Ian Peterson, Anthony Pedone, Jesse Brown
Cinematographer
Michael Cuartas
Editor
TJ Nelson
Cast
Patrick Fugit, Ingrid Sophie Schram, Owen Campbell